The Ashdown AAA EVO 100W 1 x 12 Bass Amplifier Combo puts power and versatility in your hands. Whether you're laying down grooves in the studio or belting out the hits on the stage, this little beauty is the ideal performance partner in any situation. Equipped with a range of connectivity options, and Bluetooth enabled for wireless connectivity, you can get practising, jamming, recording or performing with minimum effort.
Top panel connection and controls
Tailoring your tone to suit your needs is delightfully simple thanks to the top panel control layout. Whether you have an active or passive powered bass, the High and Low inputs allow you to connect either directly. The Input Level dial allows you to dictate how hot or cool you want to run the signal into the pre-amp for as fat a tone as you wish.
AppTek & Bluetooth
As well as the High and Low inputs, the AAA EVO features an AppTek socket, which allows you to directly connect your iPhone or iPad to the AAA-120-BT. Therefore, you can interface with Ashdown's ABM Pre-App to unlock extended features such as Sub Harmonics, Tube Drive, Compression, and a comprehensive 7-band EQ. What this means is that your little amp just turned into a tonal beast that expands your tonal possibilities. You will also find an accompanying App/FX Mix knob, which blends the FX or AppTek level that is fed to the amp.
The AAA-120-12BT is Bluetooth enabled, which allows you to stream music to the amp for practising along with and kicking back and chilling out to some jams with your friends.
Moving along, you'll find the Drive knob with a corresponding switch that allows you to turn the effect on and off - this is also compatible with a latching footswitch (sold separately). Drive enables you to infuse your output with a tube-emulated overdrive, taking your tone from subtle and gritty to rumbling, thundering overdrive.
The built-in 4-band EQ section offers Bass and Treble control, with a sweepable Mid control with Lo-Mid and Hi-Mid. The Bass setting is equipped with a Vintage/Modern Lows switch that alters the frequency response of the EQ for increased tone-shaping capabilities. Whatever style of music you perform, the AAA-100-12BT can cater to your tonal needs, and then some.
For those times when you need to hone your skills but don't want to disturb family, friends, neighbours, or band mates on the bus, the headphone jack and speaker mute switch allows you to practise your chops in silence. If you want to get an external audio device involved to jam along to your favourite tracks, or simply practise your chops for the gig, then the Line In jack has you covered. The Aux Mix knob lets you set the level of your backing track, so you can perform in perfect harmony with your favourite pieces of music.
Across the rear panel you'll find the FX Loop (Send/Return), Line In, FS-1 Drive input, DI Output, Headphone input, and External Speaker output (4 Ohms minimum). The FX Loop Send and Return connections allow you to set up external effects pedals free from the pre- and post-amp stages to give you greater control. The D.I. XLR output delivers a balanced signal, perfect if you want to send a feed straight into a mixing desk for recording or monitor mix during a gig. Not only that but a unique Speakon speaker output jack allows you to connect into a live PA desk where an XLR jack isn't available so that all bases are covered.
Rugged build quality
As we've come to expect from the team at Ashdown, the cabinet is built to take whatever is thrown at it. Utilising lightweight ply for the enclosure, the amp is easy to manoeuvre and with a heavy-duty carrying handle on top, can be transported from home to rehearsal space to gig venue with minimum effort. Premium buffalo Tolex adds durability to the outer casing. Paired with a distinctive red grill, the amp achieves a striking aesthetic.
Manufacturer Ashdown Model AAA EVO 100-BT 1 x 12 Bass Guitar Amplifier Combo Dimensions (H x W x D) 520 x 450 x 375 (H: +12 for feet) mm Weight 17kg
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